AUGUSTUS THEODORE PINTLER
BORN IN BETHEL, SULLIVAN COUNTY, NEW YORK,
DIED, ELK CITY, OREGON
MARRIED IN 1853 TO ELIZA POMEROY
WHO WAS BORN (1837-1891)
Article on A. T. Pintler found in a supplemental issue of the Dayton Chronicle (February 10, 1888) A. T. Pintler (Augustus Theodore) was a native of New York, who had also made his home in Michigan and Minnesota, before pioneering in Columbia County with his wife, Eliza Pomeroy Pintler. Mr. Pintler was born in 1830, his wife in 1837. They were wed in Minnesota. The years that followed, according to Mrs. Pintlers obituary, were difficult. Mr Pintler enlisted in the Civil War in 1861 and earned the rank of lieutenant before his discharge. In his absence, Mrs. Pintler was left in charge of the couples farm, which was in sparsely settled country. During this time, she withstood Indian attacks, which scattered most of her neighbors. In the latter part of 1863, according to her obituary, she learned that her husband was injured, and laid up near Vicksburg. She immediately left for the front and finding him in very critical condition, she nursed him for three months, when in 1864 he resigned his commission and returned with her to their home. They departed for the Northwest in 1872, spending the winter of 1874 in the Rocky Mountains. They arrived in Columbia County in the mid-1870s, and settled on a farm near Baileysburg. The Pintlers had eight children, but two died in infancy. Two remained in Columbia County, including Nellie Pintler, who married another pioneer Jacob Rainwater. Mrs. Pintler died August 27, 1891. In 1893 Mr. Pintler left Columbia County and eventually remarried. He died in Elk City, Oregon on October 25, 1911 at the age of 81.